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Hessling Name Meaning

German:: habitational name from Hesslingen near Rinteln. variant of Hessing .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Wessling, Herling, Helling, Heling, Wissing, Wendling, Goessling

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Where is the Hessling family from?

You can see how Hessling families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hessling family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Hessling families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 19 Hessling families living in Illinois. This was about 21% of all the recorded Hessling's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Hessling families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hessling surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hessling ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hessling. 45% of Hessling men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Hessling women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hessling were Plumber and Proof Reader. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Machinist
  • Plumber

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Proof Reader
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Hessling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hessling census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 464 immigration records available for the last name Hessling. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 457 military records available for the last name Hessling. For the veterans among your Hessling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hessling lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Hessling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Hessling in 1950 was 51, and 71 in 2004.

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